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Identify the odd word out

In this worksheet, students will identify the word that doesn’t fit in with the rest.

'Identify the odd word out' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this activity you need to be a good spotter, so let’s focus! Are you ready?  

 

Which is the odd one out of these words?

Walk Run Sprint Sit

 

Did you say sit?

This is because all of the others are types of movement and the word sit is not.


 

Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

neigh   purr   nod   bleat

 

Did you say nod?

This is because all the other words are sounds that animals make.


Here is a list of animals and the sounds that they make:

 Animal  Sound
 Bear   Growl
 Horse   Neigh
 Goat   Bleat
 Duck   Quack

 

Can you try and make these noises? It might help you to remember them!


 

Let’s try one more:

Which word is the odd one out?

Potato   Onion   Book   Cauliflower

 

Did you say book?

This is because all the other words are the names of vegetables that grow in the ground.


 

Now, it’s time for you to track down the odd words out! Good luck!

Hi super spotter, we have a first challenge for you!  Can you find the word that does not belong below?

Manor Plane Bungalow Hut

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

 

Manor Plane Bungalow Hut

Which word does not belong with the other words below?

 

 

 

 

Blue

Sea

Green

Turquoise

Here's another one for you super spotter!  Another word has found itself in the wrong group, can you spot it?

 

 

Plant        Canoe         Boat         Ship

 

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

We need you!  Which word does not belong in the group below?

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

Cap Hat Sock Helmet

Stop that word!  Can you spot the one that's in with the wrong group again?

 

 

 

Petal

Yellow

Pollen

Stalk

Hi there super spotter, can you help us find the word that doesn't belong in the group below?

 

Tornado   Gale   Rain   Hurricane

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

Here's another one for you super spotter.  Which word does not belong in this group?

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

Purr Bark Neigh Talk

Nearly there word spotter, we've got a few more sneaky words for you to find?

 

 

 

 

 

Parrot

Toucan

Ostrich

Shark

Are you ready for this next one?  Which word does not belong in the group below?

 

Lips   Finger  Teeth   Tongue

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

Here we go super spotter, you're on the last one!  Can you help us one final time with finding the odd one out?

  • Question 1

Hi super spotter, we have a first challenge for you!  Can you find the word that does not belong below?

Manor Plane Bungalow Hut

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Manor Plane Bungalow Hut
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you spot that the word plane didn't have anything in common with the other words? Whereas, manor, bungalow and hut are all places that a person can stay in. Let's continue, remember you are looking for the odd one out on this journey.
  • Question 2

Which word does not belong with the other words below?

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sea
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the word sea has crept into the wrong group? The other words are all colours that describe the colour of the sea, so this is their relationship to one another, making sea the odd one out!
  • Question 3

Here's another one for you super spotter!  Another word has found itself in the wrong group, can you spot it?

 

 

Plant        Canoe         Boat         Ship

 

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Plant
EDDIE SAYS
Getting the hang of this? Hopefully you got the word plant. The other 3 words describe vessels that can go on the water.
  • Question 4

We need you!  Which word does not belong in the group below?

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Cap Hat Sock Helmet
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing, did you find the right word? It's the word sock. The other 3 words are all items that can be worn on your head, whereas a sock is definitely to be worn on your foot!
  • Question 5

Stop that word!  Can you spot the one that's in with the wrong group again?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yellow
EDDIE SAYS
Are you doing blooming brilliantly? Did you choose yellow? Yellow is the odd one out as the other words are all parts of a flower. There are lots of flowers that are yellow like sunflowers, daffodils and buttercups but this is not the right answer!
  • Question 6

Hi there super spotter, can you help us find the word that doesn't belong in the group below?

 

Tornado   Gale   Rain   Hurricane

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rain
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? The odd one out is the word rain. This is because the other 3 words are also all types of weather but they refer to weather conditions with really strong winds.
  • Question 7

Here's another one for you super spotter.  Which word does not belong in this group?

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Purr Bark Neigh Talk
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? Purr, Neigh and bark are all types of noises that animals make. We are the only species that talks to communicate. This makes talk the odd one out. Although, Dr Do Little may be the exception to this rule!
  • Question 8

Nearly there word spotter, we've got a few more sneaky words for you to find?

 

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Shark
EDDIE SAYS
Well, I am hoping super spotter that you spied the wrong word here. A parrot, toucan and ostrich are all types of exotic bird. A bird is an animal whose body is covered in feathers, who has wings and a beak. As you know a shark has none of these and also lives in the sea, definitely the odd one out here!
  • Question 9

Are you ready for this next one?  Which word does not belong in the group below?

 

Lips   Finger  Teeth   Tongue

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Finger
EDDIE SAYS
Did you write finger? That's the correct one as the other 3 words are words linked to parts of the mouth. Although a finger is a part of the body, it's found on the hand, so this is the odd one out!
  • Question 10

Here we go super spotter, you're on the last one!  Can you help us one final time with finding the odd one out?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do super spotter? Did you choose potato? This is because the other 3 words are all types of fruit, you'd find them together in a fruit salad. A potato grows in the ground and is a vegetable. While you can also make a salad with potatoes (potato salad) you wouldn't put all of these ingredients in the same salad!
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